MRPeasy is a cloud-based ERP/MRP system designed for manufacturers with up to 200 employees. The software offers SMEs across all industries the same powerful range of functionalities that larger systems do for bigger companies, but at a fraction of the cost. Furthermore, as the platform has been built specifically for businesses with no in-house IT staff, it is intuitive and easy to implement and use. More than 250 companies in the UK have successfully implemented MRPeasy. One of them is Splosh.
Producing cleaning agents with a clean conscience
Splosh is a Welsh-based sustainable cleaning products manufacturer that is disrupting the home chemical industry by offering sustainable refill solutions. Their product catalogue includes shower gels, shampoos, hand soaps, laundry and dishwashing products as well as surface cleaners, plus a range of refillable bottles. Since its inception in 2012, the company has aimed to provide its UK customers with eco-friendly yet affordable cleaning products by cutting out intermediaries and unnecessary packaging.
Spreadsheets failed to support the company’s growth
When Splosh started properly marketing their products in 2018, their order volumes began to grow and with increasing production, managing their business through google spreadsheets was no longer a feasible way of working.
“I started to realise that I could not control or manage stock at all,” explained Angus Grahame, founder, “so, I started to look for a more functional solution.”
One solution that ticked all the boxes
Googling around, Angus came across MRPeasy.
Apart from tools for inventory management, Splosh also found in MRPeasy a solution that would help them with production planning and packing of the finished goods.
“It ticked all the boxes,” Angus affirms. “One major one was stock control, but we also needed something that would support the management of multiple locations and allow us to understand our cost of goods sold. And the more we dive into MRPeasy, the more we get out of it.”
As a business owner wearing many hats, Angus took on implementing the new system all by himself and got all the data loaded within a long weekend.
Production manager Suzanne Boak joined the company when the first steps of implementation were already taken.
“I had worked previously with Netsuite, which was a behemoth and a quite difficult system to work with,” she states. “MRPeasy feels like a breeze to be honest. I find it intuitive and simple.”
New system helps them clean up their manufacturing management
The new system has made a big difference to Suzanne’s workload, as well as to the company’s overall efficiency. When previously they did all of the planning manually offline and in spreadsheets, they had no meaningful way of tracking their efficiencies. Now they have an all-in-one solution to manage their inventory, plan and schedule production, and tackle wastes in the production process.
“I can easily see what I have planned, I can quickly check if that is still appropriate according to my stock levels, and I can simply drag something to a different date or time,” Suzanne says. “So, it’s helping me with my organization but it’s also helping me identify where we’ve got wastes and inefficiencies that I can work on with the team.”
Suzanne explains: “We’ve started seeing improvement in productivity, but we can also see how we can utilise MRPeasy further to increase accuracy and help to drive down wastes and improve processes. This, in turn, will support our customer satisfaction levels.”
More information and a free trial of MRPeasy are available at www.mrpeasy.com